North Country Democratic congressional candidate launches first TV ad

Aug 12, 2014

Aaron Woolf, the Democratic candidate in the North Country's 21st Congressional District, released his first television ad today.

Woolf, a documentary filmmaker, is running against Republican Elise Stefanik and Green Party candidate Matt Funicello to replace retiring Democratic Congressman Bill Owens. Woolf's television commercial says that if elected, he would be willing to work with Republicans to get legislation passed.

"Because if he's going to fight for farmers and small businesspeople looking for a little economic fairness, women who happen to think equal work should mean equal pay and veterans waiting months just to see the doctor, he's going to need to make the most difficult walk of all," a narrator says. "Across the aisle."

The National Republican Congressional Committee immediately issued a statement saying that it is ironic that a documentary filmmaker would leave out crucial facts from his first commercial.

Stefanik already ran television ads during the Republican primary, with help from donations from super PACs, including American Crossroads, which was founded by Karl Rove.